United Fresh and the Fresh Produce & Floral Council are coming together to host an educational workshop, Opportunities to Drive Produce Sales to Schools, Dec. 12 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Cerritos, Calif.

Southern California school foodservice directors, grower-shippers and produce distributors will be brought together for the workshop.

Recent changes in the National School Lunch Program now require schools to double the amount of fruits and vegetables served each day, according to a news release.

Lorelei DiSogra, United Fresh vice president of nutrition and health, will start the workshop with an overview of the new school lunch requirements.

It will also feature school foodservice directors who have many strategies to increase the availability of fresh produce in their schools, according to the release.

These directors:


  • Jennifer McNeil and Brad Knipscheer, Hemet Unified School District, Hemet, Calif.;
  • Cathy Tang, Lynwood Unified School District, Lynwood, Calif.;
  • Laurel Goins, Rio School District, Oxnard, Calif.;
  • Kara Muniz, Hueneme Elementary School District, Port Hueneme, Calif.


Registration for the workshop is available through the Council’s website, according to the release.